Photo of the Day
The last time that I was in Colorado during the winter was in 2009. I saw some beautiful sunsets, but shot everything handheld because I did not have a tripod. This time around I had the tripod ready, but the beautiful sunsets did not happen like they did the previous visit. It seemed as if heavy clouds would always move in just at the wrong time. That is just how it works sometimes. As you can see here the light was good as the sun was going down, but once again clouds got in my way. Instead of focusing on the negative to camera left here I swung over to the right to get this beautiful light on Hahn’s Peak. The top of the mountain was often shrouded in clouds, but here that cloud gave off a nice glow. Once again this was shot handheld, but I wanted to put on a different lens, and the light was fading. I think that the end result was good though.
To start off here I used Matt Kloskowski’s strong HDR look preset to get things going. From there I used the sliders in Lightroom to finish developing this shot. The main changes here was a white balance shift as well as adjusting the exposure. This was a very easy picture to develop.